Lithuanian universities to enrol refugees

  • 2015-09-27

Each Lithuanian university intends to enrol a number of refugees arriving to the country.

The institutions have also agreed to finance their education.

"We agreed we will accept a certain number of refugees as studed” said Alfonsas Daniunas - rector of the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and the president of the of the Lithuanian University Rectors' Conference. “Every school will accept between a few and a few dozen refugees free of charge. 

“We're talking about the year 2016," 

According to Daniunas, those who have had their studies interrupted their home country or those willing to start university education will be accepted to Lithuanian universities.

Daniunas said the refugees would be accepted under the same conditions as all other foreign students, in that they will have to find and pay for their own accommodation.

“Every school will individually decide on the number of refugees it's willing to take in,” he continued.

The number of new students is scheduled to be published the week commencing September 28. 

Lithuania has committed to receiving 1,105 refugees from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Eritrea, over the course of two years.